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How to Shop for a New Car

February 14, 2017by Meineke

With spring on its way, there’s no better time than now to begin shopping for a new car. The roads will soon be clear of slushy snow so you can show off your brand new vehicle without getting it dirty on your very first drive. Before you head over to your preferred dealership, there are a few tasks you should have completed before going to purchase a new car.

  • Save Up A Down Payment: Whether you’re hoping to buy a brand new car or are considering a few years used, it’s important to focus on saving up a down payment before you will need or want to buy a new car. Having the extra funds saved up ahead of time will help you feel more confident in your finances when the time comes to buy and you’ll be able to have a better idea of what your monthly car payment will be in the future.
  • Have a Good Credit Score: If you don’t plan on having a co-signer when you lease or buy your car, having a good credit score can help your chances of getting approved for a loan to help you pay for the new vehicle. Making sure your payments are on time and that you’re not in a serious amount of debt will help your credit score get higher and in the clear.
  • Research the Features You Want: New cars come with a ton of different bells and whistles, some of which you may not need or want for your own personal vehicle. If you have an idea of what make or model of car you want, research the features it can come with and how much extra they cost. Knowing what you want added onto your car can save you a lot of time when you’re ready to buy.

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How to Shop for a New Car